Milk Tea is generally one of the favorite drinks of this generation. If before, the choice leads to hanging out in a coffee shop. Now, the other option is to grab a drink and stay in a Milk Tea place. I am a confessed Tea-holic. But don’t get me wrong guys. It’s not because of the milk tea craze. I’m a tea-holic in general. Tea has been part of my everyday lifestyle since I learned how to drink house tea in Chinese restaurants. I drink one cup of hot tea either after lunch or at night before getting to my bed. Getting the chance to visit the new milk tea place in Makati gave me the hype to see what’s new and what’s good in there. So before my cousin’s kiddie party, I joined Dakasi Milk Tea’s event at Makati near Greenbelt.
Dakasi, founded in 1990, has over 400 stores in China alone, and is rapidly growing in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Each one of these locations is guaranteed to deliver the same high quality of taste and freshness in every cup. February 14 2011, Valentine’s Day, Dakasi opened its first branch in Marquee Mall Pampanga, After the successful first branch, more stores were opened in Metro Manila and other key locations just a few months later. Today, there are already 17 branches all over the Philippines. I only discovered Dakasi when they opened their branch in Greenhills. It is a small kiosk that looks like a take-out counter.
At the event, I tried their Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea. The taste leans on the stronger side of tea. Dakasi Bubble Milk Tea is the usual drink I get from their Greenhills branch. Now, a new discovery for my new Dakasi favorite. Thank you to Liz of Dakasi who suggested this milk tea flavor.
On the other hand, Oliver tried their Taro Milk Tea. Chatime’s Taro Milk tea is his standard for this type of milk tea. Comparing Dakasi’s version from Chatime’s, Dakasi’s is lighter for the tummy. It is not that rich and thick though it tastes fairly good. I could finish one large cup of Dakasi’s, whereas I couldn’t even reach half a cup of Chatime’s.